Cowboys “confident” of getting deal with DeMarcus Lawrence

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The Cowboys have a number of big deals they hope to get done this offseason. Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott and Byron Jones are among those. But first things first: The Cowboys would like to get DeMarcus Lawrence‘s deal finalized.

The team has submitted its first offer, vice president Stephen Jones said Tuesday, and is hoping to make progress on negotiations this week in Indianapolis.

“I don’t know the timing, but I’m very confident we can get a deal done,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.

The defensive end is the top-ranked player on PFT’s top-100 free agents. The Cowboys will franchise him for a second consecutive year if they can’t get a long-term contract completed by March 5.

The $20.56 million franchise tag would buy the Cowboys time to negotiate a long-term deal.

Lawrence, 26, has made 25 sacks and six forced fumbles in the past two seasons.

5 responses to “Cowboys “confident” of getting deal with DeMarcus Lawrence

  1. You gotta get the deal done. He’s one of the top edge rushers so you have no choice. Where teams really make a mistake is when they give the 10th best edge rusher, or 10th best CB money like they are the number 1 guy at the position.

  2. Dak minimum of $25 million, Lawrence somewhere around $21 to $23 million, Zeke at least $15 mill, Cooper somewhere around $20 mill and Jones at $15 million year. That is just under a $100 million for 5 players and doesn’t leave much for the other 50 odd players.

    Jerry can lower those options by fully guaranteeing any of those contracts, but that is a lot of cash he has to put in escrow. Or he can let them walk for 3rd picks.

  3. bobmillion says:

    February 26, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Dak minimum of $25 million, Lawrence somewhere around $21 to $23 million, Zeke at least $15 mill, Cooper somewhere around $20 mill and Jones at $15 million year. That is just under a $100 million for 5 players and doesn’t leave much for the other 50 odd players.

    Jerry can lower those options by fully guaranteeing any of those contracts, but that is a lot of cash he has to put in escrow. Or he can let them walk for 3rd picks.
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    Personally I think the best move would be to end up letting Dak walk when it’s free agency time. she’s never going to be a top 5 qb so they should look to bring in a rookie with higher upside and keep swinging for the fence that way.

  4. WE ARE NOT PAYING A RB $15 MIL. MORE LIKE 12 OR 13 OR HE CAN WALK. (SEE MURRAY). DAK YOU HAVE TO PAY REGARDLESS STATS DO NOT LIE AND HE IS A WINNER A LEADER A PRO BOWLER AND A PLAYOFF WINNING QB TOP 12 EASY! YOU JUST DONT FIND QBS AND PLUG AND REPLACE THEM. COOPER IS WORTH $16 MIL EASY. NOT PAYING HIM 20 MIL NO WAY. DLAW IS WORTH $ 18 MIL EASY. HE IS OUR ONLY LEGIT PASS RUSHER, BUT AGAIN I WOULD BRAK THE BANK ON HIM, CANT DO IT AND THE SAME IWTH BYRON JONES, HE IS GOOD NOT GREAT, OFFER HIM FAIR MONEY.
    WHAT IM SAYING IS EVERYONE THINKS DAK IS NOTHING WITHOUT ZEKE AND YOUR WRONG! IN FACT TURN THAT AROUND, WHAT WOULD ZEKE BE WITHOUT THE THREAT OF DAK UNDER CENTER? AND NEITHER HAS HAD A COMPLETE OLINE FOR THE PAST COUPLE YEARS.
    YOU CAN WIN WITHOUT EVERYONE MENTIONED ABOVE, EXCEPT A PRO BOWL QB. (SEE THE PATRIOTS). WE HAVE BEEN DRAFTING REALLY GREAT, OFFER GOOD TO REALLY GOOD MONEY TO THIESE GUYS, BUT DO NOT OVER PAY ANY ONE OF THEM! ESPECIALLY ZEKE AND JONES. WE CAN RIDE ZEKE FOR TWO MORE YEARS HARD BEFORE HAVING TO MAKE A DECISION.

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